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Teen pleads guilty for gun on school campus

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A teen who was arrested with a rifle in his car at a Las Vegas school campus entered a guilty plea Thursday on a reduced charge of weapon possession.

Jake Howell, 18, also agreed to undergo a psychological evaluation and forfeit his weapons during a hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Sentencing for one misdemeanor count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property was slated for April 4.

According to police, Howell was arrested Dec. 21, 2012 at his former school Northwest Technical Academy.

Howell was arrested when he was on the campus with an SKS rifle, ammunition rounds, a bayonet, knife, military uniforms and survival materials, police said.

Clark County School District police said officers learned of a possible retaliatory attack at the campus after the arrest of a former student, Steven Fernandes.

Howell told police that he and Fernandes formed a militia group known as the 327th Recon Unit of Nevada. Howell, though, denied any intention of carrying out an attack at the school and was merely there to visit friends and former teachers as well as show off his recently acquired rifle, according to police.

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